Letter from the Headmaster

Dear CCS K5-12th Grade Parents,

I trust your summer is going well and your students are enjoying their break.

We had another great year academically at CCS. Our 2015-2016 High School students earned 915 semester hours of college credits in our ACCEL Dual Enrollment Program and Advanced Placement classes. Graduating seniors earned more than $3.4 million dollars in scholarship offers and tuition opportunities. We continue to show nearly 2 years or higher in grade level equivalencies on standardized testing throughout elementary school as compared to national averages. Our students continue to thrive academically at CCS!

This summer has been busy so far. Here’s an update on some recent upgrades to our facilities:

-Total renovation of boys and girls restrooms in the “C” Building

-Purchase of an AED defibrillator unit for “EE” and 2 portable AED units for athletics

-Installation of 2 new air conditioning units in the “EE” Building

-Installation of 1 new air conditioning unit in the “A” building

-Replacement of a number of faculty desktop and laptop computers

-Bolstering of our campus wireless system to expand our campus coverage

-Upgrade of the sound system in the Gym and Auditorium

-Completion of the landscape work on the Student Outdoor Patio

-Completion of the irrigation sprinkler system on the Athletic Fields

-Took possession of the 2.1 acres of property and house adjacent to the athletic fields

-Painting and freshening up our classrooms

We’re excited about the new teachers and staff who will be joining CCS or changing divisions for the 2016-2017 school year:

-Ms. Sequoia Holton will move to 3rd grade, after teaching last year in EE. Ms. Holton holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Wesleyan College, and previously taught in Virginia.

-Mrs. Keri Milner will be teaching 1st grade. She taught for 9 years in Virginia and holds a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus on Early Childhood Education.

-Mrs. Delynne Brannon will be rejoining us, teaching 1st grade. Ms. Brannon holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University, and previously taught MS English and Student Support Services at CCS.

-Ms. Joy Leonard will be moving to 4th grade. She previously taught 6th grade and Student Support Services at CCS. Ms. Leonard earned her bachelor’s degree from Macon State College in Early Childhood and Special Education.

-Mrs. Kacey Kurey is joining our MS/HS faculty as the Student Support Specialist.Mrs. Kurey earned her master’s degree in special education from Marshall University and has been a CCS faculty member since 2006.

-Dr. Lynda Kerr will be our MS/HS art teacher.Dr. Kerr has a doctorate in education from Georgia Southern University and more than 20 years of experience teaching art.

-Mr. Craig Chatman will be teaching HS history. He will also be coaching football and baseball. Mr. Chatman has a history education degree from Lagrange College, and 16 years teaching experience.

-Mr. Devin James will be teaching geometry, algebra II, and Bible.Mr. James has a bachelor’s degree from Lagrange College and has been teaching for 3 years.

-Mrs. Monique Jackson will be teaching physical education, health, and Bible.She will also be coaching girls’ basketball. Mrs. Jackson holds a master’s degree in sports management from Troy University and has been teaching for 12 years.

-Ms. Melisa Escalante will be joining us in Elementary as an assistant with over 10 years of experience in HR/Training and Development, as well as 4 years combined experience in childcare management, substitute teaching, and CBC’s Children’s Ministry.

We are also expanding our school administrative team. Our Elementary Principal, Dr. Michelle Paino, will be adding the responsibility of K5-12th grade curriculum mapping. Our Student Support Director, Mrs. Rebecca Brooks, will add to her responsibilities as Elementary Dean of Students, handling matters pertaining to Elementary students and parents.

Please note that the 2016-2017 School Calendar, Uniform Policy and List, and Supply List are on the website and are also posted on Parents Web. All students in K3-12th grades are required to wear uniforms. The Armory’s (formerly known as the School Bookstore) summer hours are 7:30am-3:30pm.

Upcoming Schedule:

-Thursday, July 28 - Early Education Parent Orientation @ 6:30pm, classrooms

-Friday, July 29 - Elementary Parent Orientation @ 6:30pm, auditorium

-Friday, July 29 - MS/HS Parent Orientation @ 7:45pm, auditorium

-Monday, August 1 - K5-12th Meet the Teacher drop in from 8:00am - 11:45am

-Tuesday, August 2 - Classes begin @ 8:00am

I hope you all have a restful summer break for the remainder of July, and I look forward to seeing you at Parent Orientation.

In Christ,

Fred Banke

CCS Headmaster